2 pounds baby lima beans, fresh in the shell, or one 10-ounce package, frozen
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
Shell the beans and wash thoroughly. Put 2 cups water and the salt in a medium saucepan and add the beans. Cook the beans until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the liquid and add the butter. Sprinkle lightly with the black pepper before serving.
Recipe adapted from Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2008